40 Important Bible Scriptures on Being Humble

The word “humble” occurs 81 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.

Humble Scriptures in the Bible

Here are the 40 most important Bible scriptures on being humble.

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.

James 4:6
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Matthew 23:12
“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Corinthians 11:30
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

2 Chronicles 12:7
When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.”

Colossians 3:12
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

Deuteronomy 8:2
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

Ephesians 4:2
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.

Isaiah 57:15
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Isaiah 66:2
“All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be,” declares the Lord. “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”

James 2:18
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

James 2:24
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Luke 14:11
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Matthew 11:29
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Numbers 12:3
Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Philippians 2:8
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:19
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 29:23
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 3:34
Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Psalm 149:4
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Psalm 25:9
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Romans 10:13
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:3
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

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